Greetings all, I too, have begun my descent into the realms of home theatre madness. It all started when Fry's had a sale on 60" Philips HD ready rptv's for $1500. I thought that would be the end of it (gawd what a fool I was). Well, naturally I had to get a progressive scan DVD player, so I got a Panasonic CP-72. So, with a good picture comes good sound. I have a 15 year old Yamaha RX-500U receiver with Bose 301's. These, I think, are the original 301's, because I got them in the late 70's. After some careful research and a natural bias towards Yamahas, I decided on the RX-V1300. This entire process was fairly simple. And since it had been about 25 years since I bought speakers, I had no idead this last step would be the most difficult. So, lets talk speakers. I originally thought I would get all "6.1's" at once for a budget of about $1200. I quickly realized that this was not enough, and I did not need to get it all at once. First, I want to get the fronts (center/surround). Since the Yamaha is a 6.1, I may consider getting the rear center as well. I've noticed several DVD's such as AP Goldmember support 6.1. I will temporarily put the 301's in the rear for the rear surround. After reading through this forum, I think I will get the SVS 25-31PCi's for the sub. I live in the DFW area, and have visited several stores. I know everyone says listen, listen, listen, and I did that. It's just that a pair of Infinity's that did not sound good a Ulitmate Electronics sounded good at Circuit City. The "smaller" stores all seem to be biased to one or two manufacturers. Based on what I've heard, I liked the sound of the Klipsch RF-35 series. I heard them at Ultimate Electronics in conjunction witht the RX-V1300. From what I've gathered, the front 3 looks like they will cost about 1200-1400. If I get the rear center, that's another 300-400. With the SVS costing near $600, I'm already at $2200. Naturally, I'll have to piecemeal this out. I picked the RF-35's vs RF-3 II's simply because if I piece it out, I may have a better chance of getting the newer 35's matching speakers later on. So, since I'm up in the $2200-$3000 range, I was wanting to know of some other makes I should try and listen to. I haven't noticed much talk about Klipsch on this forum. Any reason for this? Are they becomming too commercial? I hope I haven't been overly detailed. Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated. As my old equipment shows, I don't like to buy new stuff every few years. I plan on keeping this as long as possible (technological advancement be damned). Thanks, Amro BTW, I'll be in Paris next week for vacation. Any European line you suggest I listen to while I'm there?